from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Any of various toxic proteins obtained from certain plants and bacterial cultures.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A poisonous ptomaine; toxin.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Physiol. Chem.) Any of a class of toxic substances of protein nature; a toxin.
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- noun A
proteinwhich is toxic(i.e. organicand poisonous)
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In 1890, L. Brieger and C. Fraenkel prepared, from cultures of diphtheria bacilli, a toxic substance, which they called toxalbumin, which when injected in suitable doses into guinea-pigs, immunized these animals to diphtheria.
Further, the second experiment to be adduced against the specificity of anaphylaxis I conducted with two kinds of toxalbumin, extracted from the Actinia, a substance which I named congestin, as its property is to bring on grave congestion of the circulatory system in the intestines and stomach.
Phallin is a toxalbumin which destroys the red blood-corpuscles, causing the serum to become red in colour and the urine blood-stained.